Catalina Island Ecology: Animal Species
|Common Name: ||Mexican Free-tailed Bat|
|Scientific Name: ||Tadarida brasiliensis|
|Habitat:||Desert communities through pinion-juniper woodland and pine-oak forests|
|Food:||Primarily small moths|
|Range:||Across the southeastern and southwestern United States and in Mexico|
|Rare or Endemic:||No|
This bat forms large nursery colonies in buildings, caves, and mine shafts.